Composers Association of NZ Opening Concert
The opening concert will introduce works by some of this year’s composer mentors, including Miriama Young, Samuel Holloway, Leonie Holmes, Reuben de Lautour, and Amy Jean Barnett, plus more from the wider Aotearoa and international composition community, and performances by Justin DeHart, Mark Menzies, and Callum G’Froerer. Come celebrate the opening of the 40th anniversary of the Nelson Composers Workshop!
A key event in the New Zealand music scene, the annual CANZ Nelson Composers Workshop provides opportunities for composers to learn about their craft and industry, to make connections with colleagues and peers, and to support our community.
The CANZ Nelson Composers Workshop is open to all composers, sonic artists, improvisers, electroacoustic musicians, and composer-performers, including senior secondary students, university students, and freelancers.
Selected participants have a work rehearsed and performed to a professional standard. Performances will be recorded and filmed, and documentation sent to the participant after the workshop.
We assign each participant an experienced composer, to act as mentor, to help in rehearsals and in guiding post-performance discussions.
The workshop also comprises daily lectures and discussions, instrumental demonstrations, concerts, and opportunities for socialising.
Observers/non-participants are also welcome to attend.